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Paul's latest postseason injury comes one win away from NBA Finals

Chris Paul overcame a slow start to put his team in position for a major postseason win -- only to end that win with another critical playoff injury.

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Warriors' blunders prove costly

The Warriors fail to convert on three separate possessions down the stretch and come up short in Game 5 against the Rockets.

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CP3 shimmies past Steph after 3

Chris Paul knocks down a triple with Steph Curry all over him, then celebrates by staring at Curry while shimmying.

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CP3 takes over in the second half

After going 0-for-7 in the first half, Chris Paul turns it up in the second, scoring 18 points and draining four 3-pointers.

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Kerr 'feels great' after loss in Game 5

Steve Kerr explains that despite the players being angry the Warriors are in great shape and is confident they can turn the series around.

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CP3, Rockets take down Dubs

Chris Paul comes alive in the second half and the Warriors can't convert late, going down 3-2 to the Rockets.

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Harden says Game 5 win was emotional

James Harden expresses the team's emotions in Game 5 after the tragedy in Houston and how the Rockets relied on defense down the stretch.

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Houston unites for victory amidst tragedy

The Rockets give their city a much-needed lift with students from Santa Fe High School and community leaders looking on at Game 5.

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Rockets take Game 5 to go up 3-2

Chris Paul scores 18 of his 20 points in the second and the Warriors fail to convert late as the Rockets prevail 98-94.

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Steph on CP3's shimmy: 'It was well-deserved'

Steph Curry says if you can shimmy on someone, you can get shimmied on, and he discusses Chris Paul's importance in Game 5.

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Harden says CP3 is 'built' for working against the clock

James Harden praises Chris Paul's ability to make shots with time winding down. Eric Gordon says his role doesn't change if CP3 misses Game 6.

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Harden says Rockets are proving people wrong

James Harden says he and the Rockets continue to show their mental toughness on the court and plan to treat Game 6 like any other game.

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Draymond on final possession: 'We were supposed to score'

Draymond Green doesn't take too much time explaining what fell apart on the final possession, but he says "I lost the ball, not much more to it."

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D'Antoni on CP3: 'He's one of the best to play the game'

Mike D'Antoni sheds some light on how Chris Paul is feeling heading into Game 6 with a potential injury and how the Rockets will move forward.

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Stephen A.: 'Kevin Durant is a big problem'

Stephen A. Smith says that Kevin Durant is simply "not showing up" in his first "adverse circumstance" since joining Golden State.

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Stephen A. says CP3's Game 6 status questionable

Stephen A. Smith says that coach Mike D'Antoni may put someone else on the court in order to save Chris Paul for a potential Game 7.

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Eastern Conference Finals

Celtics up on Cavs 3-2

Facing elimination, LeBron finds comfort in a book

Up against elimination for the second time this postseason, the three-time NBA champion told ESPN about the lessons he has learned from reading "The Alchemist."

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Celtics push Cavs to the brink as Jayson Tatum, defense spark Game 5 rout

Tatum stole the show and Boston's defense stymied LeBron in the second half. Now the Celtics have a chance to end King James' Eastern Conference reign.

LeBron displays photographic memory ... again

LeBron James perfectly describes his six turnovers after the Cavaliers fall to the Celtics in Game 5.

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NBA Draft

Why Luka Doncic could slide in the draft

Could the Slovenian superstar slip out of the top three? Our draft experts break down the latest intel.

Where will Doncic land in NBA Draft?

Jonathan Givony calls Slovenian prospect Luka Doncic "the best pure basketball player in the draft."

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Mock draft: Every likely pick with final order

The Suns have won the NBA draft lottery. Whom will they take, and where will the rest of the top prospects land?

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The Hall of Famer played Jordan, Barkley, Robinson and Ewing while fasting, but how did he fare?

James Harden is 'strictly music'

Houston's in-house DJ TGray spins the beats for Harden and team before each home game.

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Smith: Paul delivers again, but injury mars Game 5 win

Who steps up for Rockets if Paul misses Game 6?

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The King's quest

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Latest milestone makes LeBron reflective

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How LeBron James ended up with Nike

Seven-figure checks were flying and at 18 years old, a young king had to make a huge decision.

If you don’t know these stories, you don’t know LeBron James

A look back at 13 amazing tales as LeBron James plays on during his 13th postseason.

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From OKC to the Bay: How KD is building a Silicon Valley empire

Kevin Durant takes us inside his growing business empire, his Nike negotiations and whether he ultimately might end up in an owner's box.

2018 World Fame 100: Who reaches the pinnacle across sports?

To find the 100 most famous athletes in the world, we started with 600 of the biggest names in sports. Then we ranked them based on a formula of three fame factors.

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The scariest three minutes in the NBA

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    Russ does what he wants -- on and off the court. We tracked every outfit the NBA's biggest fashion star wore this season. But even if you think you can pull off Westbrook's look, it'll cost you.

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